Refinery donate to Tenby school

Donation: Valero Public Affairs Assistant William James presenting a cheque to pupils and their teacher Sherridan Redford at Tenby Church in Wales Primary School

A NEWLY opened primary school in Tenby has received a generous donation form Valero Pembroke Refinery to help purchase much needed sports equipment.

Tenby Church in Wales Primary School was opened in 2016, replacing the Tenby VC and Tenby Junior schools and caters to children aged between three and 11. With 280 pupils taking part in PE and other sporting activities, including after school sports clubs, the new school were delighted to receive a donation of £500 from the refinery to buy the new netball, football and athletics equipment.

Teacher Sherridan Redford, said : “Tenby School have always been known for their high ability and achievement when it comes to sport. In the past year we were able to reach the national finals in football and rugby and we are currently Pembrokeshire schools athletics champions, and our netball team has reached the Welsh finals.

“ Now that we have moved into our new premises, we wanted to ensure pupils had the necessary sport equipment they needed to continue this amazing standard and to deliver training and PE lessons. This donation from Valero has enabled us to purchase new netball posts, bibs and athletics equipment and are a real help to maintaining the provision of high quality sport . ”

Stephen Thornton, Refinery Public Affairs Manager, said : “Keeping fit and active is important for children, and Valero is very keen to help teachers, parents and schools in their efforts to improve access to sports across the county. That is why we are so pleased to be able to help Tenby Primary School get their PE activities to a flying start at their new premises.”